No one's coming off the mountain when they say that hip hop and R&B nowadays can be just a little bit generic. Still, there are more than a few tracks that stand out and we'd like to give shine to those that set themselves apart from the rest. The songs that bump in your car as you drive through the streets of South Florida.
We call it The Ride 5. Five songs that stand out on the The Beat Playlist.
#1. Silk Sonic - Leave The Door Open brings back smooth soul in a BIG way. Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak play their way through 70's R&B stylings with the adoration of musical minds that were raised on the classic sound of soul. Hopefully it marks more of a turn towards harmonies which has been lacking in today's sound, regardless it is a sweet debut from a pair of masters.
#3. Sevyn Streeter - Guilty ft. Chris Brown, A$AP Ferg - Sevyn Streeter is back in a big way with a hip-hop/soul feel worthy of the Bad Boy legacy it draws from. Using the iconic James Brown "The Big Payback" lick to pulsate and move, this heartfelt duet with Chris Brown keeps the track on steady ground for A$AP Ferg to fully express his NY State Of Mind on his verse. In a world where it seems that soul music is finding new footing in the modern south saturated world that hip-hop has become, this nostalgic serenade feels as fresh and new as the 70's inspiration it draws from.